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My Cleaning Plan: The Struggle is Real

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At the beginning of October I started my 31 Days to an Intentional Life series. Less crazy. More purpose. Less of the hectic. More of the priorities. Less wasting time. More productivity. You get the idea.

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Ever since I started this series,  I have known that this post would be coming. It is definitely one I have been dreading because I knew I would have to tell my dirty little secret to all of the internet. Did your ears just perk up? It really is scandalous, so prepare yourselves 😉 :

I am a terrible housekeeper.

There. I said it. Don’t get me wrong– I love, love, love to organize. We have bins and labels and systems for everything. But I loathe cleaning. Loathe it. Despite this, I actually wasn’t too bad at keeping up with it when it was just Donnie and I. We never made too big of a mess, and laundry and meals for two people aren’t too bad, so I sucked it up and did it. But then those two sweet little Cs came along. I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world, but when they got here, mess seemed to follow everywhere they went– diapers and toys and laundry and snacks and crayons and juice boxes and snot and glue and projects and papers– so much stuff! So between the fact that there was more to clean, it was harder to clean because I had two little people attached to me 24/7, and that every time I would clean, it would be messy in 5 minutes or less, I just lost it.

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{To avoid feeling like a complete cleaning slacker, I am sprinkling some pretty pictures of my house throughout this post to remind myself that I actually do get around to cleaning sometimes. 😉 }

Oh believe me, I have tried every cleaning plan and printable that exists on Pinterest. You would not believe how many times I have scheduled cleaning in as part of my day only to spend that time doing something else instead. Bad, bad mommy. But as much as I loathe cleaning and come up with excuses not to do it, I also realize that our house is more at peace and everything runs more smoothly when there is some semblance of cleanliness and order. For that reason, I decided that one of my priorities during this month of intention had to be getting a handle on cleaning rather than continuing on with my “finally get around to cleaning it only when it is absolutely necessary” plan. {I can’t be the only one that follows that plan…am I the only one who follows that plan?!}

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So what is the new plan? There will be no list of certain items that I have to do every day. I have tried that, and I have failed…over and over and over again. While I was in the midst of coming up with my new plan, something pretty big changed in our house: Donnie got a new job. This doesn’t seem like such a big change except that he used to work from home. Now he doesn’t anymore. He used to come up and see the Cs and I during the day. We would go down to his office and see him whenever we left to go anywhere and whenever we came home. We got to see him a lot. But this new job was an amazing opportunity in his industry with a company that he’s admired for a while now, so even though it meant giving up having him working from home, we felt like it was the right move. ANYWAY, back to the cleaning plan. I realized that Donnie was going to be looking for opportunities to spend quality time with the Cs since he wouldn’t be seeing them as much during the weekdays, so I dubbed Saturday mornings, “Father and Sons Barnes & Noble/Donut Eating Adventure Time!” Yippee! So Donnie and the boys head off to their favorite place to read books and play with toys and eat donuts and mommy gets an empty house where she can clean without little people hanging all over her and/or walking around behind her and undoing all of her work. We are still doing the daily maintenance things like dishes and straightening and making beds, but the deep cleaning items like bathrooms and vacuuming and mopping all get done on Saturday.

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This is probably not the cool solution. If I was a cool mom/blogger, we would probably use one of the awesome printable charts that I’m about to share with you below and Donnie and I would happily do our assigned tasks every day at a certain time, the Cs would clean like happy little cherubs, and our house would never be messy again. But I am not cool, and this is what is working for us right now, so darn it, we’re going with it! {And the Cs still have responsibilities. They clean their own room. They actually enjoy helping with the dishes. And Con begs me to let him dust. I think we’re good for now. 😉 }

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So what is the perfect solution to everyone’s cleaning woes? It may take a lot of trial and error, but you just kind of have to find something that works for you. Every family will be different. Maybe your solution will be a “daddy/kids day while mommy cleans” plan like ours. Maybe your solution will be one of those cute little cleaning charts. If it is, I just happen to have a couple that you can try:

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{Click here to download your FREE cleaning plan printable!}

With this first chart, you can assign cleaning tasks to each day of the week (bathrooms, dusting, vacuuming) and list reminders for items you want to do daily (declutter, dishes, laundry), monthly (change the furnace filter, deep clean the refrigerator), and yearly (organize the garage, clean behind appliances).

If that’s not your cup of tea, you could always try the zone method:

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{Click here to download your FREE zoned cleaning plan printable!}

In this method, you would create “zones” in your house– the kitchen is a zone, the living room is a zone, the hallway and stairs are a zone, etc. Then you would list the tasks that need to be completed in each zone (dusting, wiping down baseboards, cleaning the floors, etc.) and assign a time to clean each zone (on Tuesday we deep clean the kitchen, on Thursday we clean the living room). On the assigned day, everyone pitches in to clean that specific zone and before you know it, your house is sparkling! 🙂

Don’t know what tasks to add to your pretty little cleaning chart? I have a list for that too:

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{Click here to download your FREE cleaning tasks list!}

Or maybe your preferred method of cleaning will be having someone come in and do the deep cleaning for you. That’s okay too. If there is one thing I’ve learned while trying every method known to Pinterest, it is that there is no “one size fits all” strategy that will work for everyone. You have to figure out what works for your family, your schedule, your circumstances. Whatever you decide, though, I recommend taking the time to sit down and make a plan with your family because I have found that if I don’t plan to do it, it just doesn’t happen!

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If you are one of those amazing moms who loves to clean and are always on top of it, please send some of your sparkly mommy dust my way! (My mom is totally that way, but apparently that gene isn’t hereditary because I definitely didn’t get it! 🙂 ) But if you’re like me and the cleaning struggle is real, let’s hold each other accountable to finding a plan that works for our families and sticking to it! Because a much as I detest cleaning, I know that at least our home runs more smoothly when everything is neat and tidy.

Have you found a cleaning plan that works for your family? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks!

Other Posts in This Series:

Introduction- 31 Days to An Intentional Life

Part 1- Intentional Living: Setting Goals

Part 2- My Secret to Getting Things Done and Accomplishing Goals

Part 3- How My Morning Routine Changed Everything

Part 4- Sometimes Life Happens

Part 5- My Evening Routine: A Work in Progress

Part 6- My Cleaning Plan: The Struggle Is Real {You’re here!}

Part 7- 10 Simple Habits that Will Help You Stay Organized

Part 8- The Month in Review

{Pssssttt… Want to get more organized? I can help! My eBook Simplify: 25+ Printables to Help You Organize Your Life includes tools for organizing your home, your finances, your schedule, and more! Check it out here!}

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47 Comments

  1. Nicole @ simply Nicole says:

    I don’t have kids, but I feel the same way about my puppy. I can’t seem to get any cleaning done with him running round my apartment and jump up on my legs. I think I’ll have to institute a “husband long dog walking saturday.” I could get so much more cleaning done if they both were out of the house 🙂

    1. Vicky Karropoulos says:

      That’s so funny…I was thinking the same thing! I have two boisterous doggies who keep me busy and my house messy. But I’ll take the muddy pawprints anyday over an empty house. I can very much relate to this lovely article.

  2. Karen @ a house full of sunshine says:

    Oh my goodness, I love you. 🙂 🙂 I HATE CLEANING TOO!! Loathe it, detest it and am terrible at it. I quite enjoy tidying and organising, but cleaning and I do not get along. We actually hired a cleaner back before we had kids when we were both working full time, and it was the best thing we ever did for our marriage. We’ve carried the habit through and it has been a Godsend now that we have three little kids and even less time. You don’t have to love cleaning to be a cool mommy. 😉 I’ve been loving this series and have identified with so much of what you’ve written! Thanks for being real – love ya for it! xo

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! It’s so reassuring to know that I’m not the only one who hates to clean! AND I am terribly behind, but I just popped over to your blog and saw your ebook news! CONGRATS! Of course I signed up right away and just downloaded my copy. I can’t wait to read it! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wisdom! Hope you’re having a great day, Karen!!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Hi Abby –

    I have two words for you. BOY SCOUTS! When the C’s are old enough… Lots of father and son time… weekend camp outs… it’s the only time I can get things done in the house when the boys aren’t there to un-do it right away LOL! Love my boys… love camp out weekends too!!! 😉

    Hugs, Holly

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hahaha! Love that idea! Hope you’re having a great weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    AAHHH cleaning……….. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I am a little obsessive with it and find that I can’t get other things done until I have cleaned my house. I like everything cleaned and put away and then I can start new things. I know, a little weird. It is funny this post was today because I am going to actually be calling a couple of people who clean my friend’s homes so I can get a quote. My husband says it will be worth it (if it is not too expensive) for me. He is so right. 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Ooh I’ve been tempted to hire it out too. I haven’t brought myself to do it quite yet, but maybe someday! Hope you’re having a wonderful day, Lindsay!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Great post, Abby! We do all the cleaning on Saturdays too! I’m not the best housekeeper either but I like to think I’m pretty organized…It is so hard when the kids ruin it within minutes! It’s *usually* picked up daily but we do all the big cleaning together on Saturday mornings. It’s so nice to have a hubby who is willing to help with the cleaning! I really hate doing floors so he doesn’t so he does most of the vacuuming/mopping…and I do all the laundry/dishes. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      That is my struggle too. It always seems like when I put in the effort to do the deep cleaning, the Cs have a major spill or come in with dirt on their shoes within a few minutes and ruin it, so part of me thinks, “Why bother?!” I know it pays off, though. Good for your hubby! That is awesome that he helps out! Mine does the trash and helps with dishes sometimes, plus I always manage to wrangle him into my crazy DIY projects, lol. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Alana @ ihaveafutureandahope.com says:

    Thank you for being real! I seem to measure myself against other super moms and feel defeated. I also am not the best housekeeper, but I do try my best, and what gets done is greatly appreciated. I am more hard on myself than anyone ever thought about being. We need to be more kind to ourselves, and give ourselves a break. Thank you!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Truth! It is so easy to fall into the comparison trap. I love what you said about being kind to ourselves, though– we need that! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Alana!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Wow, I basically could have written this post myself! I LOVE organizing and seriously nearly every square inch of our house is organized and labeled. You won’t find a junk drawer or messy shelf in a closet in our house. However, I’m quite terrible at cleaning! I’ve tried all sorts of cleaning plans, checklists, approaches, apps, etc to no avail (because I hate to clean and alway find something else to do during that time). Scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and those sort of things are done nearly enough.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Oh yes– sounds like you are my organizing/cleaning doppelganger! 🙂 I would think that a love of cleaning would come right along with the love for organizing, but that is just not the case! Ugh! Hope you’re having a great weekend, Laura!

      ~Abby =)

  8. I reworking my cleaning schedule too. I’ve tried several plans as well. It would work for awhile, but then I would get behind. One thing I started doing is making my bed and put any clothes away when I am getting myself and my two girls dressed. It works well for me so far. I love the father and kids date idea.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I love that, Julie! I have also found that when I match up a task with something I’m already doing, it helps. Hope you’re having a great day!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Hilda @ From Overwhelmed To Organized says:

    Thank you for being so honest! I do NOT like cleaning either. Love organizing. Not cleaning. All the organized ways didn’t work for me and I’d end up feeling guilty all the time for not keeping up the schedule. I mostly follow the “clean the house before having people over” method most often. I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t inherit the cleaning gene 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So good to know I’m not alone! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Hilda!

      ~Abby =)

  10. I am in the same boat with you, and I am a cool mom, so you are, too! I enjoy organizing and planning daily activities with my son, and I could spend all day outside working in my garden, doing yard work, or even mowing, but I hate cleaning. I do cook a lot and clean up the kitchen pretty regularly, but it’s hardly spic-and-span. I clean the rest of the house either when I get fed up with something or when company is coming. The deep cleaning occurs when my mother comes. She is like yours. I listen to her tell me, “You just have to do a little every day, blah, blah, blah.” And I am secretly rolling my eyes. I’ve tried the schedules, and like you, I never stick to them. Not for me. Fortunately my husband doesn’t really care or think it’s ever bad. He actually thinks I clean more often because I do a good job when I have to.
    One thing I have found that helps me to be a little more motivated is purchasing products that make things easier. My favorite item is our Dyson rechargeable stick vaccum. I can just grab it after dinner and run around the kitchen and dinning area; no cord to mess with, and it gets under the cabinets and around the chairs and table easily. It helps with little messes throughout the day, too. I guess it at least makes the task of vacuuming more convenient, but it doesn’t really motivate me.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Ooh I’ll have to check out that vacuum! Sounds like a great find! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Jennifer!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Hi, Abby! I like your Barnes and Noble cleaning plan! I recently came up with a cleaning schedule , too. I don’t always stick to it, though. But I found that if I at least devote a few minutes a day to cleaning my home, it usually works out.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Such a cute cleaning schedule, Lauren! Thanks for sharing!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Selene Galindo says:

    Your plan sounds great, Abby!! Everyone is different when it comes to house chores. Some people don’t like the idea of a chart “telling” them what they’re supposed to clean and when they are to clean it.
    I actually LOVE cleaning. Seriously. If I lived by you I would totally volunteer to clean your house at not cost- I’ve done that for busy family members because it’s just enjoyable to me. Sure sometimes, there’s days that the excitement dwindles down or I’d rather be doing something else but I find that timing myself helps me stay focused to get it all done ASAP without distractions. Thanks for sharing your quest for a solution to your cleaning schedule with us! I’m really enjoying your 31 days to an Intentional Life series!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      WHAT!?!?! I wish I was like that! I really want to love cleaning. It’s just not happening, lol. You are one of the ones who needs to send me some sparkly mommy dust! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, friend!

      ~Abby =)

  13. I’m glad that I’m not the only one that hates cleaning! Our plan now is for me to do the small cleaning like sweeping, dishes, etc after work as I’m home first, then on Saturday morning the hubby will help me with the dusting, mopping, vacuuming and any other deep cleaning. We don’t have kids yet so this works for us right now.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Love that plan! If it’s working, it’s the perfect one for you! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Beverly!

      ~Abby =)

  14. Hi, Abby ~

    You are not alone! I’m a follower of the “finally get around to cleaning it only when it is absolutely necessary” plan.

    I KNOW my home runs more smoothly when the house is clean, but there are just so many other fun things to do (like play with the dogs and the kids and Hubs, organize the one room in the house that isn’t a total pig sty, play on Pinterest for hours, or read my fave blogs ;0)). I also know that if I can make it part of my routine, then I don’t think about it. I just do it. So, that has been my focus for the past few weeks: making cleaning a part of my regular routine.

    Thanks for your honesty and for the focus this month. With the holidays fast approaching, it has helped me so much!

    Thanks,

    Tiffany

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So good to hear that I’m not alone, lol! Love your quest to make it part of your regular routine! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Tiffany!

      ~Abby =)

  15. BrocanteuseRose says:

    Oh my goodness! I hate cleaning also, love labels hate the cleaning. I have to bribe myself into cleaning. How sad is that?! Like… if I do this _insert boring chore here_ I can watch/do/have this _insert something I want here_. 🙂

    If I happen to come across one of those “cleaning sparkly mommy dust” folks I am going to grab them take them to my home and shake their magic cleaning dust ALL OVER my house! lol (just like the littlest Darling boy & Tinkerbell’s magic flying fairy dust in the movie Peter Pan.)

    Just kidding… if anyone is one of those cleaning moms come on over. hehehe

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Bwahahaha… bring them here when you’re done at your house! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Rose!

      ~Abby =)

  16. It’s nice to see that I’m not alone 🙂
    Wanted to tell you that I’m doing your whole 31 days….
    Thank you for giving my life a new direction (not that it was bad before but I think it really helps to get better organized and creating new routines and so on 🙂 )
    Thank you!
    I really LOVE LOVE LOVE your home.
    The pictures in this post are reaally beautiful and I would like to see more of your home 🙂
    Do you think you could do some pictures of your kitchen? We want to renew our kitchen and I would really like to have some ideas for organizing and decorating etc. 🙂 Would be soo great.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Laura! You are the sweetest ever! Thank you so much! The reason you’re probably having trouble finding pictures of my kitchen is because it is like the black hole of my house that I don’t talk about, lol. It’s pretty bad. Right now we are trying to decide whether to gut the whole thing and start from scratch or, since this isn’t our “forever home,” just touch it up enough to make it presentable to sell. If you’re looking for kitchen inspiration, though, my friend Shayna at The Wood Grain Cottage has a gorgeous dark wood kitchen that you should check out (https://www.thewoodgraincottage.com/home-tour/) and my friend Jenna has a beautiful white kitchen (https://rainonatinroof.com/2014/02/vintage-modern-rustic-kitchen/)– It is in Better Homes and Gardens this month! Yay, Jenna! I hope this helps! Have a wonderful day!

      ~Abby =)

  17. I’m so with you! I like organizing but I hate cleaning. The worst for me is the bathroom! It gets done, but I hate it. I love those free printables though! I need to try them out! =)

  18. Danielle S says:

    The struggle,is real for us too! We are a family of three. My husband and I both work full time outside of the house and it seems there is always quite a bit to do when we get home. Don’t get me wrong, we are not messy people by any means, but with a three year old and a dog we sometimes clean up to clean up. {that’s my motto anyway} my biggest pet peeve is the kitchen. I don’t like a messy kitchen. I can be a bit anal about it which is a good thing right?! LOL I love the idea of a daily schedule. I’ve thought about doing it before, but like many things…..I didn’t get around to it.
    https://www.mysimplesignificance.blogspot.com

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It is a lot! I am totally in awe of moms who work full time and keep up the house– you rock! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Danielle!

      ~Abby =)

  19. I soooo much need this Abby. Thanks a lot! I better be done before Christmas comes!

  20. Christine Durrant says:

    Abby, I just discovered your blog via pinterest and I love your plan of intentional living. When my boys were small I found like you, that it was best to let them go out with Daddy and leave me to get on alone. Bliss!
    Then during teenage years I worked part time and didn’t start till 10.00a.m. During those years I did chores for half an hour between 8.00 and 8.30 which worked brilliantly.
    Now my boys have flown the coop and there is less mess but my husband now works from home which has taken away that half hour slot. Now I just try to have regular days when I deal with laundry or vacuuming. There needs to be a visible improvement when I dust so that is not a weekly chore!
    My best ever day of cleaning was one when I intentionally did a chore then read a chapter of a good book. For every chore I rewarded myself with one chapter. At the end of the day I had done loads more chores than usual and I wasn’t tired because I had sat down for 5 minutes after every chore. I found myself thinking of short jobs I could do to justify this day of reading.
    Lastly, if ‘To Do’ lists don’t work for you in this area, why not try writing a ‘DONE’ list. Add every chore you managed to do over the course of the week and give yourself a pat on the back. You will enjoy lengthening the list and the following week you can check if there is anything that keeps getting missed. Find a reward to make you do it or better still, point out to your darling man that this one task just gets you down and would he take care of it for you.
    Keep blogging and encouraging us all.

  21. Cristina @ Simply Sophisticated says:

    Wow what a great post – thank you for sharing. I too have tried several different cleaning plans from Pinterest and have failed each and every time. Can’t wait to talk with my hubby about your Saturday morning suggestion!

  22. I also have had a lot more trouble since the birth of baby #2. I am a single mother and my kids are 12 years apart (my son is 14 – going on 30…lol – and my daughter is 2 – also going on 30…..hahaha). So, you would think that having an older child it would make it easier, right? Heck, NO!!! He is now in that eye-rolling, hibernating in his room with the door closed phase, so getting him to do things is like trying to balance the federal budget….near impossible….lol. In all honesty, he is a good kid, but he also lives with ADHD and Depression, so I have to remind (read: nag) him about 5,000 times before it gets done and sometimes it is just easier to do it myself. My daughter is a little tornado and firecracker rolled into one. And, I have NO HELP with these kids. No co-parenting, no family or friends pitching in….. so it can be really difficult to find time to clean (did I mention that my daughter is also extremely clingy and stuck up my rear end?) ….so, yeah. On top of that, I am physically disabled from a car accident and several autoimmune diseases (Lupus, Fibromyalgia, etc…… you know, fun stuff) so I am very often fatigued and I also have had 7 surgeries since 2008. What I have found that helps to get it done is working it into our daily routine….. for example, every night before bed my daughter and I clean up all of her toys, books, etc. If she does not want to clean up, instead of arguing with her or fighting a losing battle against the temper tantrums, anything that is still on the floor goes to “Toy Jail” and she must earn them back by doing chores, good behavior, etc. The other trick I have found is something that I believe you and a fellow reader mentioned, and that is to do a chore while also working on something else. My #1 thing that I do this with is that I clean the bathroom while my daughter is playing in the bathtub (of course while supervising her safely). I clean the mirrors, toilet, counters, sinks, etc. while she is playing (and we play our Disney Pandora channel) and when I am done I get her washed and out of the tub. This has been a life saver for me…… thought maybe someone else with small children could use it as well. 🙂
    As everyone else has mentioned, thanks for being real and showing that you are not perfect (and don’t have the perfect life, home, family, whatever….) We women too often can hide the areas where we could really use help in an effort to appear flawless to the outside world. We also are constantly comparing ourselves to each other (and this is where all that cattiness comes from!). However, life is not a competition. We each have our own struggles, joys, and we are entitled to have different opinions and make different choices. That is the beautiful thing about free will…..
    And, on that note, I am going to end my entirely too long, rambling post and wish everyone a wonderful week!!! 🙂

  23. Yes I hate cleaning just as much as you 🙂
    I have one kid but I have 2 jobs, so making lunch and doing dishes is a mission impossible some days. And cleaning is something I would newer be able to do without mu husband helping.
    We spend most of our weekly afternoons outside, walking or doing garden chores ( I love that) and cleaning is left for the weekends.

    Since I don`t see my boy during the week as much as I would like to, we do something similar as you. Me and my kid go to my mom`s ( it is in the neighborhood) for a coffee and a weekly update, and my husband stays home to vacuum and dust. And I finish up the rest during his weekend day-naps.

    I do the bathroom while bathing the kid. I don`t use chemicals, just backing soda and vinegar so it isn’t harmful for him, and he cant pick in the toilet trying to help while in bathtub 🙂
    And I do the hard chores (like oven) when I have a stupid fight with my husband, it helps me trough out the stress and it isn’t as hard it seems 🙂

  24. HI! Cleaning is a terrible struggle in our house. I have four children and we homeschool. So we’re always around, always getting stuff out. We have a rough schedule combined with zones. Children are assigned to different zones. What has helped the most is a PowerPoint I created at the suggestion of my husband. It has pictures of what each room looks like when clean as well as a checklist for getting it clean. I can hand it to any of the children except the five year old and say, ” did you do this?” And, “does it look like the picture?” Also on deep cleaning days we make it a race…the sooner we get done, the more video game time you can have. Doesn’t always work, life intervenes, but it is a definite improvement.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Love, love, love those ideas, Ingrid! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  25. Omg thank you for the ‘Zone method’ printable. This is going to be a life saver! Printing a ton of copies! Also this is a super cute blog. If you want, I can share some catchy cleaning slogans that maybe you can add to have that cheery on top. I’ll leave them here: Cleanliness Slogans

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So glad it was helpful, Brooke!

      ~Abby =)

  26. Helen R. Quezada says:

    Probably an interesting post! I love your ways in cleaning your vacuum cleaner! I might try this at home. Thanks

  27. I do not actually enjoy cleaning but have found an all new motivation. I listen to podcasts, sermons, motivational talks, audio books etc while I clean. I even find myself looking for extra things to clean if my podcast has not finished yet! I use my iPad so it’s portable. This works really well for anything you can do in one room. Ie ironing, dusting, wiping down cupboards, cleaning fridge, sorting cupboards etc.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Yes! Love this idea! Netflix is the only thing that gets me through folding all our laundry! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

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